With “Us” in theaters, audiences will now get to see just how scary Lupita Nyong’o can be.
In Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature film, Nyong’o plays both a “good” character and her doppelganger, for which she adopted a guttural, husky voice.
“I was inspired by the condition spasmodic dysphonia,” she told Variety at “Us'” Los Angeles premiere, “which is a condition that comes about from trauma, sometimes emotional, sometimes physical. It creates this spasming in your vocal cords that leads to an irregular flow of air.”
Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by the Variety platform to talk about his own early days as an actor. Including a time where he channeled fellow nominee Joaquin Phoenix during one of his earlier auditions. Phoenix would go on to win the SAG award that night for actor, and namecheck DiCaprio as the [...]
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” has been a critical hit and scored six Oscar nominations, but one intense fight scene has stuck out in particular. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson play a couple in the middle of brutal divorce battle, and everything comes to a head in one climactic argument in the end. They throw harsh words [...]
In “Harriet,” Cynthia Erivo’s first starring role in a movie, she plays Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who rescued more than 70 people from slavery. But that wasn’t her only contribution to the film, the singer also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated, civil rights song “Stand Up.” Go behind-the-scenes on the recording and writing of “Harriet’s” inspirational [...]
Director and writer of “Bad Hair,” Justin Simien, was joined by his cast Kelly Rowland, Elle Lorraine, Yaani King Mondschein, James Van Der Beek and Ashley Blaine Featherson for a deeply intimate conversation about black hair and Hollywood expectations. The conversation turned personal after Yaani King Mondschein revealed that she’s actually lost jobs in the […]
Following their world premiere at Sundance, popular 80’s group The Go-Go’s and documentary filmmaker Alison Ellwood were still buzzing with excitement when they visited the Variety Studio in Park City. “We had no expectations” of being accepted, said Charlotte Caffey, “but when we got the news, we were just over the moon. I mean, I’ve […]
The Star Wars spinoff will enable Luna to explore Andor’s exploits before he teamed up with Jyn Erso on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. It was a dangerous assignment, dramatized in the 2016 hit “Rogue One,” that came with a high mortality rate for the crew of freedom fighters. “It […]